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Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. In California, legislators are currently proposing a $7.5 billion emergency water plan to their voters; and U.S. federal officials last year ...

Aug 29, 2014 4 / 5 (10) 6

How do you feed 9 billion people?

An international team of scientists has developed crop models to better forecast food production to feed a growing population – projected to reach 9 billion by mid-century – in the face of climate change.

Jun 09, 2013 3.8 / 5 (30) 191 | with audio podcast

US cities prep for warm climate without saying so

Climate change remains a political minefield across the U.S., despite the strong scientific consensus that it's happening, so some local leaders have hit upon a way of preparing for the potentially severe consequences without ...

Sep 08, 2014 4.4 / 5 (7) 1

So... do you know what is in your water?

Would you like your glass of water with a little iron it? Or do you prefer a copper taste? Possibly manganese? Did you realize that there are more than two dozen flavors to water, not all of which are as ...

Sep 03, 2014 3 / 5 (1) 0